How to fix image freeze when recording video in Cheese app (Ubuntu/RHEL virtual machines)

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When using the Cheese app inside the Ubuntu Virtual Machine(VM), the following may occur:

The main cause is the webcam malfunctioning issues in the latest version of Cheese 44.1-1 from Ubuntu Distribution.

Slow recording

Slow Recording

Image freeze and stops


Remove the currently installed Cheese application by following the steps below:

1. Launch your Linux virtual machine > Open the Terminal app inside the guest and execute the command below:

     sudo apt remove cheese

2. Then execute the next terminal command below one by one:

     sudo apt install flatpak  

3.  Reboot the virtual machine and execute the command below:

     flatpak install 

     flatpak run org.gnome.Cheese 

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